Wednesday, August 8, 2012
My Favorite Picture Books: Rapunzel
Rapunzel: Based on the Original Story by the Brothers Grimm retold and illustrated by Sarah Gibb
There are lots of picture books that retell fairy tales and many of them are worthwhile. When reading fairy tales in a picture book, the illustrations are just as important than the tale itself, especially if it is one that is well known by the listeners. This book is a delight to all little girls who dream of being in a fairy tale themselves.
Lovely colored pictures are interspersed with silhouettes. The illustrations are full of long flowing dresses and long flowing hair. Rapunzel is barefoot throughout with pointed toes worthy of any young ballerina.
I had already fallen in love with this book when Kansas Dad said, "These illustrations are really good." No family interested in fairy tales should neglect this story.